Episodes

This week, New Mexico in Focus interviews Thomas Saenz, the national president of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF). Saenz has been a key figure in the Martínez/Yazzie v. State of New Mexico lawsuit, the case that … Continue reading MALDEF President Thomas Saenz, Crime’s Effect On Youth, Our Land

This week on New Mexico in Focus: the struggle to shape and reshape Albuquerque’s neighborhoods. Just over a year ago, the city moved to a new way of planning and zoning, designed to cut down on the regulatory burden for … Continue reading Historic Neighborhoods Alliance Albuquerque, Upcoming Legislative Session

This week on New Mexico in Focus, a closer look at Albuquerque’s plan for a public campaign finance voucher system, termed “Democracy Dollars.” Advocates say it’s a way to counteract the influence of money from a few wealthy donors who … Continue reading “Democracy Dollars,” SAT Test to Replace the PARCC, UNM Unionization

This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Megan Kamerick sits down with Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller for an in-depth discussion on the eleven bonds and the quarter-cent gross receipts tax that will be on this November’s ballot, along with … Continue reading UNM Crime Report, Indigenous Peoples’ Day, The Line

This week on New Mexico in Focus: The state’s first official Indigenous Peoples’ Day is right around the corner on Monday, October 13. Correspondent Antonia Gonzales speaks with three Native artists and activists about how they plan to celebrate, what … Continue reading Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Our Land: Jet Fuel Pollution, The Line

This week, New Mexico in Focus digs into how Americans perceive the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. Correspondent Gwyneth Doland sits down with UNM Political Science Professor Jessica Feezell to talk about the political messaging surrounding impeachment, as well as … Continue reading Trump’s Impeachment, Governor’s Emission Plan, The Line

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta takes flight in just over a week. The event is one of the highlights of the year and a huge tourism draw for the state. But this year, the Fiesta will include some new additions … Continue reading Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, Greg Jackson, The Line

This week, New Mexico in Focus heads to the rally for President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign. Trump made his first visit to New Mexico since becoming president, bringing an overflow crowd of supporters to Rio Rancho. NMiF speaks to supporters … Continue reading Trump in Rio Rancho, Albuquerque’s Climate Strike, The Line

This week, art imitates life on New Mexico in Focus. Correspondent Antonia Gonzales sits down with attorney and playwright Mary Kathryn Nagle. Santa Fe’s Lensic Performing Arts Center recently hosted a stage reading of her play, “Sovereignty.” The production is … Continue reading “Sovereignty” Play, Blue-Green Algae Blooms, The Line

This week, New Mexico in Focus looks at the health problems associated with e-cigarettes. Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned against vaping, especially by children, teens and other vulnerable parts of the population. Senior producer Matt … Continue reading Teen Vaping, Carlsbad Hospital Suing Patients, The Line